By Chris Bawden ~
Artwork by Chris McDowell.
Disc golf prides itself on being in touch with nature and treading lightly on the planet. It’s not surprising that eco-friendly discs have become a common offering across disc manufacturers. But what does eco-friendly disc golf mean and are eco-friendly discs worth throwing?
Continue reading “What is Green Disc Golf, Anyway? A Guide to Eco-Friendly Discs.”
By Asbjørn B.V. Hauberg ~
The Disc O’ Boyz of Denmark, along with clinic hosts Philo Brathwaite and Gregg Barsby in July 2018. Photo: Martin Erichsen.
“20 Questions” is a series of articles about the global culture and commerce of disc golf. The goal is to better understand the sport’s growth by comparing the scenes in diverse regions of the world. Continue reading “20 Questions – Denmark”
By Josh Woods ~
If you go back to late November 2019 on Brodie Smith’s Twitter feed and scan the posts until December 27, this is what you’ll find:
More pro football
Naked dude on roller skates
John C. Reilly
Flaming baton twirler
More ball golf
Just, like, tons of ball golf stuff (and without Bill Murray … yeesh)
A nodding Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson looking like Zach Galifianakis
Excellent puffin shirt
Over-the-top wedding video
Nostalgic Christmas card photo
And then this:
Continue reading “Three Reasons Brodie Smith Could Be A Game Changer for Disc Golf”
By Josh Woods, PhD ~
Photo Menickelli et al., 2019.
Life is inherently risky. And if you play sports, injury risk lurks around every corner. Even athletes of esports, who compete while sitting down, face
significant health problems.
Though seen by some as a whimsical game, disc golf can be a menace to the flesh. Having dealt with several problems myself, I reviewed research on the prevalence of disc golf injuries in two previous posts in
Parked—one with an early interview with Disc Golf Strong and the other on stretching. Simply throwing a disc repeatedly, sans ankle turns or catastrophic falls, can wreak havoc on the fibrous tissues that connect muscle to bone. Continue reading “Risk of Brain Injury from Disc Strikes Is “Negligible,” New Research Finds”
By Josh Woods ~
Why do some disc golf communities grow, while others stagnate or decline?
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. But reasonable speculation on this question might begin with the case study approach: Find a model of success and try to learn what works.
Over the last four decades, Pittsburgh’s disc golf community has worked.
Continue reading “Play, Party, Plan: Pittsburgh’s Formula for Growing the Sport”